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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Hey Sparkers!

I know it has been ages, and I apologize. Things have been...well...crazy. I haven't posted or been on in almost 2 months. My last post was full of some interesting news due to my health and it became worse.

As you know they put me on an evil medication called Doryx to help clear up and infection I have from a skin disease. I have taken myself off of said medication, why? Well it made me lose my hair, gave me rashes, caused joint/muscle pain, extreme sun sensitivity, depression, anxiety and most recently osteoarthritis in my right hand and wrist. I am actually typing this with a great deal of pain, and a brace...

Before I gave up on the meds (I did speak to my Dr) I was told I had skin cancer on my back. It has been removed and I am still on "bed rest" only a few days left. This was for a total of 3 -4 weeks. To make sure it fully healed right. I did bust open the skin while I had stitches so I am still waiting for it to heal.

The trip back home was chaos but entertaining. I seen my sister in law get married, gained a friendship back and spent time with family. Due to learning that I had cancer before we left, my husband changed our way home root so I could see some more states. We visited Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado and Utah. It was beautiful!

I have a new testing at the gym on the 22nd, that will be when I can start running and doing intense work outs again. WOO HOO!

Take care fellow Sparkers!
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    I'm so glad you are back! (Thanks for my SparkPage heads up!) I can only imagine how frightened you must have been! I hope the skin cancer scare is completely over with now that the patch has been removed.

    I've bought several pieces of sun resistant clothing at REI (and right now the CostCo at PV Mall has some on sale, too). I have a sunscreen hat, pants that can be turned into knee length shorts, light long sleeved shirt and jacket. I've worn them in 100 degree temps without a problem. I'm keeping the jacket in my car and put it on backwards to cover my arms while driving. (I also keep an umbrella and fashionable straw hat for more dressy activities.)

    I hate putting on sunscreen and I figure these clothes will pay for themselves now that I've stopped buying that gooey stuff.

    I'm glad you and your friend reconnected - I know the emotional distance was a sadness for you.

    And I'm so glad you got to see some of the mid-west. It's so different from here and (original) home,!

    1712 days ago
    Your attitude is amazing, inspiring, and humbling. I don't know you yet, but "Welcome home," and here's hoping the next few months are MUCH less challenging than the past few have been for you.... or at least challenging in a good way. :)

    Hope you have a wonderful week!
    1713 days ago
    Oh my! You've been through and lot and had a very difficult journey. I am glad to find you back here with optimism! I look forward to watching your miraculous journey. :-)
    1713 days ago
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